Achieving efficiency with a transformative workforce plan

Rebecca White

In business people are everything. For large retailers the efficient management of their workforce makes a dramatic difference to the bottom line. Retailers come to Talmix to help them find the right talent to create a workforce plan that has a positive impact.

A UK-based retailer with 700 outlets and 5,000 employees was looking to undertake an end-to-end review of its current workforce management processes. They needed to address their existing principles to ensure that employee costs and productivity were being maximised.

A new perspective on workforce management

They needed an outside viewpoint on the current setup who could also bring knowledge of the latest thinking on the topic and experience of how it was being done well elsewhere. This person would also need to be able to highlight where the areas for improvement were and then work with the in-house team to achieve the implementation of the initiative.

They came to Talmix to find a consultant with the mix of strategic workforce planning expertise and understanding of the retail sector. 

A smarter choice

The Talmix team gave them the assurance they needed to post their requirements and select a consultant who could get started on the project right away. They were impressed with the process for the following reasons:

  • The mix of experience in retail and expertise in strategic workforce planning, as well as strong consulting skills to present and back-up findings.
  • The speed with which they were matched with a selection of relevant consultants and the support they received from the Talmix team while going through the selection process.
  • The fact that they could access the consultant for exactly the time they needed them. They needed the consultant to be flexible and comfortable enough to split their time between Head Office and various retail units. But, they had a fixed term with which to complete the project, therefore needed the consultant to get off the ground immediately and complete the task on deadline.


At Talmix, we believe that with the right mix of talent, anything is possible. This retail company is a perfect example of how easy it is to create this mix, whenever you need it and whatever the requirement.

About the Author

Rebecca White

As Marketing Campaigns Manager at Talmix, Becca is focused on helping potential and existing customers understand how Talmix can help them unlock the power of the world's independent workforce. She strives to create killer content marketing, telling the stories of our customers' success.

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